Graveside services for James (Red) Rust, 72, of Bangs, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2017 at the Bangs Cemetery under the direction of the Heartland Funeral Home of Early. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

He died Friday, July 21, 2017 in Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 1, 1944 in Brownwood to William Ethan and Alice Mae Laird Rust. He married Ashley Nicole Leverett in Tampa, Florida on Dec. 1, 2001. He served in the United States Navy for 23 years.

Survivors include his wife, Ashley Leverett-Rust; daughter, Lauren Doughlin; son, Jarad Ethan Rust; grandsons, Trey, Elijah, Donovan, and Xavier; sisters, Bennetta Watkins and husband Steve, and Jane Darlene Sliger; brother, Johnny Eugene Rust and wife Shirlie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Jack Rust; and one sister, Jean Irene Johnston.